Photographer: William Davison/Bloomberg

A Modern-Day War of the Roses Plays Out in Africa

How a $10 million investment in Ethiopia blossomed into an upstart rival to Kenya for control of Europe's flower trade

In a giant warehouse near Lake Ziway in central Ethiopia, hundreds of women in aprons work at yellow workbenches under the flags of Dutch soccer clubs PSV Eindhoven and Feyenoord, sorting bunches of multicolored roses.

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